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THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM and THE NEW BUILDING

After its opening on June 13, 1891, the Archaeological Museum expanded its collection rapidly. Currently, on the ground floor of the Archaeological Museum, sculptures from the Ancient Age from the Archaic Era to the Roman Era may be seen on the right side, and world wide famous unique artifacts such as the Alexander Sarcophagus, the Sarcophagus of Crying Women and the Sarcophagus of Tabnit that came from the Royal Necropolis in Sidon on the left side. On the upper floor of the two-storey building, there are the Treasury section, the Non-Islamic and Islamic Coin Cabinets and the Library.


The "Surrounding Cultures of İstanbul" section, which was opened in the cellar of the new building in 1998, is a hall where artifacts from various ages found during excavations at the surrounding archaeological sites and tumuli. It has sub-sections of "Thrace-Bithynia and Byzantium". The ground floor of the new building hosts the "Children's Museum" exhibition.


The "İstanbul Through the Ages" collection is exhibited on the first floor of the new building, the "Anatolia and Troy Through the Ages" collection on the second floor and the "Surrounding Cultures of Anatolia: Artifacts from Syria, Palestine and Cyprus" collection on the third floor, in chronological order.

ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM / ARTIFACTS
PALMYRAN TOMB CHAMBER The tomb chamber reproduced for the museum was built...
* Archaeological Museum -
New Building 3rd Floor - Gallery 1
SILOAM INSCRIPTION It was found in the underground tunnel that feed water...
* Archaeological Museum -
New Building 3rd Floor - Gallery 1
SIMURGH RELIEFS On the reliefs dated to the Byzantine Era, 10th century...
* Archaeological Museum -
New Building Ground Floor - Gallery 2
GEZER CALENDAR This inscription, made in the 10th century BC and called...
Archaeological Museum -
New Building 3rd Floor - Gallery 1
STATUE OF MARSYAS The Statue of Marsyas, dated to the Hellenistic period,...
* Archaeological Museum
Ground Floor - Gallery 16
TUMULUS OF VİZE The tumulus found in the province of Kırklareli is dated...
* Archaeological Museum - New Building
Ground Floor - Gallery 2
STATUE OF OCEANUS The statue brought from Ephesus and dated to the 2nd...
* Archaeological Museum
Ground Floor - Gallery 19
STATUE OF AN EPHEBOS This is the statue of an ephebos, i.e. a male teenager....
* Archaeological Museum
Ground Floor - Gallery 17
STATUE OF TYCHE This is a copy of an artifact dating from the 4th century...
* Archaeological Museum
Ground Floor - Gallery 20
HEAD OF SAPPHO The Head of Sappho, an example of the portraits from...
*Archaeological Museum
Ground Floor - Gallery 18
ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM / FLOOR PLAN